50. Santigold – Santogold (2008)

 

While vomiting golden glitter is typically reserved for unicorns and kindergartners who just got out of art class, Santigold liked the concept proposed by designer Isabelle Lumpkin just fine. The singer told New York Magazine that her label was initially queasy about the shiny puke, but as long as they could see her face, they’d deal with it. –Erin Carson

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49. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light (2012)

 

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48. King Crimson – In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969)

 

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47. Jane’s Addiction – Ritual de lo Habitual (Clean Cover)

 

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46. The Mountain Goats – Nothing For Juice (1996)

 

nothingforjuice The 50 Most Outrageous Album Covers

 

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45. Queens of the Stone Age – Era Vulgaris (2007)

 

Josh Homme says that the light bulbs on the cover of Era Vulgaris were inspired by cartoons being used to sell bad things to kids (cigarettes, sugary cereals, etc.). So the graphic designers invented a couple of characters (Bulby and Stumpy!) to sell a Queens of the Stone Age album. “But why light bulbs, Josh?” Well, he’s gone on record saying that they represent “…what you perceive to be a great idea that really is not that great of an idea.” Kind of like this album artwork. If an animated character was going to sell something to kids, you think they’d be a little cooler. Maybe an animal or a leprechaun. To be fair, this seems to have all been done in jest, plus one of the light bulbs is at least dressed like a pirate (that one’s Stumpy, in case you couldn’t tell). Still, that doesn’t make this thing any less frustrating to look at. –Dan Caffrey

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44. David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant (2012)

 

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43. Cream – Disraeli Gears (1967)

 

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42. Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam (2007)

 

animal collective - strawberry jam

 

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41. Marilyn Manson – Mechanical Animals (1998)

 

marilyn manson   mechanical animals The 50 Most Outrageous Album Covers

 

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40. Those Darlins – Screws Get Loose

 

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39. Queen – The Miracle

 

Queen-The_Miracle-Frontal

 

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38. Die Antwoord – Ten$ion (2012)

 

die antwoord - tension

 

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37. Green Day – Dookie (1994)

 

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36. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round and Round

 

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35. The Flaming Lips – Embryonic (2009)

 

embryonic The 50 Most Outrageous Album Covers

 

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34. 311 – Universal Pulse (2011)

 

311 Universal Pulse

 

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33. Empire Of The Sun – Ice On The Dune (2013)

 

empire of the sun ice on the dune The 50 Most Outrageous Album Covers

 

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32. Aerosmith – Just Push Play (2001)

 

Aerosmith - just push play cover

 

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31. Fleetwood Mac – Mystery To Me (1973)

 

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30. Pantera – Metal Magic

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29. The Mothers of Invention – Weasels Ripped My Flesh

 

1970 2 weaselsrippedmyflesh The 50 Most Outrageous Album Covers

 

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28. Lady Gaga – Born This Way (2011)

 

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27. Insane Clown Posse – The Tempest (2007)

 

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26. The Bee Gees – Life In A Tin Can (1973)

 

bee gees life in a tin can1 The 50 Most Outrageous Album Covers

 

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25. Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty (1998)

 

beastie boys - hello nasty

 

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24. The Beatles – Yesterday And Today (1966)

 

beatles yesterday today butcher The 50 Most Outrageous Album Covers

 

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23. Beck – Mellow Gold (1994)

 


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22. Aphex Twin – Windowlicker

 

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21. Cocorosie – Noah’s Ark

 

Cocorosie Noah_s_Ark

 

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20. David Bowie – Diamond Dogs (1974)

 

David Bowie - Diamond Dogs

 

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19. Captain Beefheart – Trout Mask Replica

 

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18. The Cranberries – Bury The Hatchet (1999)

 

bury the hatchet The 50 Most Outrageous Album Covers

 

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17. Crosby, Stills & Nash – Live It Up (1990)

 

csnliveitup The 50 Most Outrageous Album Covers

 

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16. Ted Nugent – Scream Dream (1980)

 

screamdream1 The 50 Most Outrageous Album Covers

 

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15. Wasnatch – Front to Back

 

wasmatch - front to back

 

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14. Death Grips – No Love Deep Web

 

death grips vinyl The 50 Most Outrageous Album Covers

 

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13. Boned – Up at the Crack (2004)

 

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12. Diplo – Revolution (2013)

 

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11. Detroit Grand Pubahs – Galactic Ass Creatures from Uranus

 

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10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito (2013)

 

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09. Action Bronson – Saaab Stories (2013)

 

action bronson saab stories The 50 Most Outrageous Album Covers

 

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08. Black Dice – Broken Ear Record (2005)

 

Black Dice Broken Ear Record

 

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07. The Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde (1992)

 

pharcyde - bizarre ride ii the pharcyde

 

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06. Ludacris – Chicken And Beer (2003)

 

ludacris chicken The 50 Most Outrageous Album Covers

 

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05. Weezer – Hurley (2010)

 

weezer hurley The 50 Most Outrageous Album Covers

 

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04. Millie Jackson – Back to the S**t!

 

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03. Project Pat – Ghetty Green

 

P.P.G.G.front

 

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02. Trick Daddy – www.thug.com (1998)

 

Trick Daddy - www.Thug.com

 

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01. Big Bear – Doin Thangs

 

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